Barrels of fun: Two week beer drought ends in Canberra

b kelly cellarman canberra 1967‘Roll out the barrel’ — and the beer drought is on the run. Mr B. Kelly, of Braddon (pictured), cellarman at a city hotel, unloads draught beer yesterday.

The drought ended for some Canberra hotels and all clubs when the first consignment of beer from Sydney in over a fortnight arrived. A brewery workers’ strike caused the drought.

The delivery, which came by rail, was for hotels serving Reschs beer and all clubs.

The first consignment of Tooheys beer and another batch of Reschs is due today.

Bigger than normal crowds of drinkers turned out yesterday.

Tooheys hotels were still serving bottled beer yesterday but have been told they will receive supplies for several days by rail this morning.

All hotels and most clubs had been serving bottled beer since last Friday, though some clubs had received private supplies of Victorian and South Australian draught beer.

Supplies should be back to normal by early next week.

– Canberra Times (ACT), Thursday 23 November 1967.


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